Joshua Smith has been playing saxophone for nearly 20 years. Joshua has participated in elementary bands, Jr. High and High School concert band, jazz band, and marching bands, including concerts, festivals/competitions, and auditions. During his formal studies he attended Fullerton College where he studied under renowned saxophonist Bruce Babad. Joshua completed his B.A. of Music Education at Vanguard University of Southern California where he developed his instrumental skills on the saxophone, flute, and clarinet. Joshua has studied under and played with several jazz greats including Don Lanphere, Bill Perkins, and Bud Shank. He has also studied under high caliber musicians such as Dr. Ken Foerch, Ron Stout, Darrel Gardner, Don Sheldon, and many more. Joshua is especially known for his teaching skills. Josh has completed his academic work for CA Teaching Credential at Biola University and is well versed in a variety of teaching techniques, which cater to the diverse needs of individual students. In addition, Joshua has grown up in the elementary and Jr. High/High School band environment, which gives him a unique, first hand perspective on the needs of elementary and Jr. High/High School band students. Currently Joshua teaches 7th 12th at OCCS, where he has held his position for nearly 6 years.